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Nov
12
comment May I re-enter UK on a marriage visa that is about to expire?
impossible to tell, depends on the terms of the visa... You'll probably have to be married before it expires for example, which sounds like it's not going to happen. In all, your story sounds pretty much like you want to abuse your visa to gain entry into the country to stay without getting married, a massive red flag for immigration officers.
Nov
10
comment Can I travel within the US with an expired visa?
@CGCampbell yes, and he's violated that stay...
Nov
9
comment Can I travel within the US with an expired visa?
@CGCampbell no, your visa defines the length of your legal stay. After that you're in the country illegally and subject to deportation. If that weren't the case, why have a maximum duration of stay at all in a visa? Makes no sense, doesn't it?
Nov
9
comment Can I travel within the US with an expired visa?
are you even allowed to be in the country with an expired visa? Almost certainly not. You're not an illegal alien.
Nov
7
comment Mattresses are too soft: how can I get a better night's sleep in a hotel?
@JoErNanO of course, it's personal. But at least for me, a harder sleep is beneficial (and I've over a decade of experience with chronic back problems).
Nov
7
comment Is iPad counted as a second Laptop?
@tohecz that's not the general rule. In many countries (including the US, the Netherlands, etc.) you have to pay import duties on gifts. And you certainly have to pay import duties when bringing things across international boundaries from abroad you don't intent to take with you back out of the country.
Nov
7
comment Are these guys real or scammers? canadianvisaexpert.com
work on sunday? many small businesses will, and in many countries it's very common as well. Ask about diplomas? Why not? Do you expect everyone worldwide to know the exact requirements for your specific job? Last two sound fishy, first two not so much.
Nov
7
comment Are these guys real or scammers? canadianvisaexpert.com
@Vince of course, hence my earlier comment. Though there are many rather shady "visa consultants". Just think of all the H1b and green card scams related to US visa and residence permit applications.
Nov
7
comment Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning
@jpatokal if the ticket were purchased through a German office of theirs or one of their partners, they may well be legally required to care.
Nov
7
comment Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning
hmm, if you're legally restricted from flying due to no fault of your own (so, you're not in prison or under house arrest), they might have a legal requirement to refund. But that'd be legal advise, best contact a lawyer about that.
Nov
7
comment Is iPad counted as a second Laptop?
@tohecz it isn't, he intends to deliberately and criminally import goods into the country without paying import duties and applicable taxes, aka smuggling, for distribution there to other parties (whether for sale or as gifts doesn't matter).
Nov
7
comment Is iPad counted as a second Laptop?
@John so you're trying to import an item that needs to be declared and have duties and taxes paid on it, without doing so. That's fraud, could land you with a hefty fine and/or prison time, and get the item confiscated.
Nov
5
comment Is there a Macgyver-esque way to charge rechargeable batteries?
Given that none of McGyver's tricks would ever actually work the way he portrays them, there's millions of things you can do that work as well as his tricks ;)
Nov
5
comment What to do when creeped out by Charlie Chaplin on Westminster Bridge?
Them just being there isn't illegal, in or out of costume. Their acting as they are, trying to fleece tourists out of money and harassing them, IS illegal.
Nov
4
comment Catalan or Spanish in Barcelona?
@andra in my experience (been a few years) it was pretty much universal all over French speaking Belgium. We resorted to speaking English or German among ourselves (and we're all Dutch) when there, no more problem.
Nov
4
comment How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?
@BenCrowell irony, doesn't that mean "made slightly out of iron"? :)
Nov
4
comment How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?
@BenCollins of course it's regional. Different regions are differently influenced by different cultures. The NE for example is heavily influenced by Dutch and German immigrants, the deep south more by French and Spanish immigrants, etc. etc.
Nov
4
comment Transiting Brussels, after having lost your passport in the USA
long as he remains airside, nobody will likely care. If he doesn't, he's going to need an EU visa, and again nobody cares about his US visa which is irrelevant in the EU.
Nov
4
comment Catalan or Spanish in Barcelona?
@andra I've been there, it's not speculation. Maybe it's not as widespread as my experience makes it seem to me, but it's there.
Nov
3
comment UK to Iran by car - insurance question
@hippietrail probably both, yes. Met a Kazakh crew once who were driving Landcruisers around the world. They were spending almost as much time waiting at embassies and consulates for visas as they were driving.